Music at Knoll Farm 

Music at Knoll Farm

Knoll Farm believes in the power of music, and we’ve created an outdoor music venue that is cherished by performers and audiences alike. In 2023, we are hosting several ticketed concerts on the hill on our new performance stage. See our full calendar below, as well as past artists who have played here.

Picnic Concert Series

The Wormdogs

Date: Saturday, July 29, 2023
Time: Picnicking starts at 5:30, music begins at 7:00
Tickets: Purchase here!

The Wormdogs are a five piece bluegrass rock n roll group from Burlington, VT. Conceived in 2017 out of a mutual respect, friendship, and love of one another’s musicianship~ Their sound ranges from traditional old time to heavy folk-adelic to finger rippin bluegrass.

Their instrumentation consists of a fiddle, upright bass, both electric & acoustic guitars, and a drummer. The whole band writes songs, taking turns singing and harmonizing. In their five years together The Wormdogs have released three full length records. Please join us for an incredible evening.

Marc and Billy 

Date: Friday, May 26, 2023
Time: Picnicking starts at 5:30, music begins at 7:00
Tickets: Purchase here!

Bring your family and friends to Knoll Farm for a picnic on the hillside with live music by Marc and Billy. We will be selling picnic baskets ahead of time from our farm stand, or you can bring your own. Come and experience a summer concert on the hill!

Back by popular demand, Marc Shapiro and Billy Corbett are a new old-time duo rooted in the hills of Vermont and New Hampshire who have played here twice before. With fast picking and beautiful harmonies they will play a collection of  traditional bluegrass, folk tunes and original compositions.  Buy your tickets today!

Cold Chocolate 

Date: Friday, July 7, 2023
Time: Picnicking starts at 5:30, music begins at 7:00
Tickets: Purchase here!

Bring your family and friends to Knoll Farm for a picnic on the hillside with live music by Cold Chocolate. We will be selling picnic baskets ahead of time from our farm stand, or you can bring your own. Come and experience a summer concert on the hill!

Cold Chocolate, a genre-bending Americana band that fuses folk, funk and bluegrass to create a unique sound all their own. Punctuated by tight harmonies and skillful musicianship, Cold Chocolate has quickly gained recognition for their original music and high-energy shows. The band has shared bills with Leftover Salmon, David Grisman, and Angelique Kidjo, and regularly performs at venues and music festivals up and down the East Coast. Buy your tickets today!

Rescheduled! Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem 

Date: Sunday, July 23, 2023
Time: Picnicking starts at 5:30, music begins at 6:00
Tickets: Purchase here!

Dear beloved ticket-holders,

We have rescheduled the Rani Arbo Daisy Mayhem concert to Sunday, July 23 at 6:00pm and it will be a benefit concert for the Farmer Emergency Relief Fund.

It’s been a hard week for all Vermonters. Many of our ticket-holders live in places deeply impacted by the July 10th storm. Our own fields are saturated and with more rain coming, it’s not prudent to move forward with the concert tomorrow. We recognize the important need to come together and we will do that on Sunday, July 23. If you are unable to attend on Sunday, July 23, please request a refund through Eventbrite.

Rani Arbo and Knoll Farm have also decided to make this previously sold-out concert a benefit for the Farmer Emergency Relief Fund and we will be selling additional tickets to support that important cause between now and July 23.  Knoll Farm, Rani and the band are very excited to see you.

With our care,

Peter, Helen and Savitri from Knoll Farm

Benefit Concert for Knoll Farm & Better Selves Fellowships – Moira Smiley.

with April Verch and Cody Walters opening

Date: Saturday August 20, 2022
Time: Picnicking begins at 5:30, music begins at 6:00 pm
Tickets: Purchase here!

Recording Here

Join us Saturday Aug. 20, for an epic concert and picnicking at Knoll Farm! In a special Benefit for Knoll Farm’s Better Selves Fellowships, singer and composer, Moira Smiley brings her solo songs steeped in folk and protest tradition and invites extraordinary songwriting duo, Robinson & Rohe to the stage for a set of their own music. The concert also features readings and music from writer/theater artist, Nia Witherspoon, and string players Andrew Ryan and Clara Rose alongside some internationally-touring surprise guests!

Picnic Concert Series

featuring April Verch and Cody Walters

Date: Rescheduled to August 20th!

***Due to circumstances beyond their control, April Verch and Cody Walters cannot perform on July 22nd as planned. We are deeply sorry for any inconvenience and disappointment this causes. The farm will still be open for picnicking. Picnic baskets may be purchased here.

The silver lining is that April Verch and Cody Walters will be the opening act at our Annual Benefit Concert on August 20th. Click here for tickets.***

Husband and wife duo April Verch & Cody Walters is a true partnership of kindred musical spirits, each a world-class musician in their own right. Combining their unique backgrounds from Verch’s native Ottawa Valley and Walters’ heartland roots in Kansas, their music showcases endless creativity and versatility—transitioning effortlessly from traditional Ottawa Valley step dancing and fiddle tunes, to old-time fiddle-banjo duets with tight-knit vocal harmonies, to innovative sandpaper foot percussion, all contrasted against Verch’s sweet soprano voice.

Picnic Concert Series

Featuring Cold Chocolate 

 Date: Friday, July 8, 2022
Time: Picnicking starts at 5:30, music begins at 7:00
Tickets: Purchase here!

Bring your family and friends to Knoll Farm for a picnic on the hillside with live music by Cold Chocolate. We will be selling picnic baskets ahead of time from our farm stand, or you can bring your own. Come and experience a summer concert on the hill!

Cold Chocolate, a genre-bending Americana band that fuses folk, funk and bluegrass to create a unique sound all their own. Punctuated by tight harmonies and skillful musicianship, Cold Chocolate has quickly gained recognition for their original music and high-energy shows. The band has shared bills with Leftover Salmon, David Grisman, and Angelique Kidjo, and regularly performs at venues and music festivals up and down the East Coast. Buy your tickets today!

Benefit Concert for Knoll Farm & Better Selves Fellowships – Kat Wright

Date: Saturday, August 14, 2021

Watch Live Stream Here

Knoll Farm is thrilled to present the soulful singer songwriter Kat Wright for our annual benefit concert for the Better Selves Fellowships. This fundraiser celebrates the mission of Knoll Farm and raises money for our Better Selves Fellowships to support people working for justice around the country. Kat Wright, whose voice is both sultry and dynamic, delicate yet powerful; gritty but highly emotive and nuanced, has been described as “a young Bonnie Raitt meets Amy Winehouse”.

First Light benefit concert for Indigenous-led Land Return in the Northeast
Featuring Lula Wiles

Date: Saturday, July 24, 2021

Lula Wiles is live at Knoll Farm Saturday, July 24th. Come catch one of the best young bands in New England, enjoy the full moon rise at Knoll Farm, and support land justice! This is a benefit concert organized by First Light to support these Indigenous-led land return efforts in the Northeast (read more below).

The band Lula Wiles is known to bring new perspectives to age-old traditions––above all, the people’s practice of sharing their communities’ struggles through songs. The band exists in the tense space where tradition and revolution meet, from which their harmonies rise into the air to create new American music.

Benefit Concert – Peter Mulvey

Date: Saturday, August 22, 2020

“Peter Mulvey is a true musical craftsman, developing and refining his approach through genre experimentation and 25 years of hard work, writing and playing all over the world. Even after 17 albums, Mulvey’s creative juices continue to flow strong.” – Pop Matters

Knoll Farm is pleased to present a very special evening of incredible music by singer/songwriter Peter Mulvey. Click here to view the livestream.

Benefit Concert – Anne and Pete Sibley

with Special Guest Greg Ryan

Date: Saturday Aug 10, 2019

Save the date! Come enjoy a very special evening of incredible bluegrass and folk music and  beautiful harmonies by duo Anne and Pete Sibley with special guest, Greg Ryan. This is our annual fundraiser for our Better Selves Fellowships at the farm.

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